Update killed RAM

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    I have about 1/3 less RAM than I did before the 10.4.9 update... and I noticed that Finder is using 3 times as much RAM than it did before as well. How can I fix this, and why is this even happening?
  2. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    British Columbia

    I'd turn it off, and reset the PMU or PRAM, whatever it's called.

    If that doens't work, turn it off, unplug it and reseat the ram (take it out and put it back in) if that doesn't work, I would try to narrow down which stick it is but taking a stick out and booting up and if the ram is no good, get a new stick or call apple.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Wait: are you saying that the amount of RAM reported in "About This Mac" has changed?

    Or are you worried about the distribution of RAM in the memory usage pie-chart?

    If (1) then you have a hardware problem

    If (2) Don't worry about it. Let OSX manage your RAM and don't try to second guess it.

    By all means, clean up your System if you want to (delete unused foreign language resources, cut down on the number of startup processes, reduce the number of Dashboard Widgets you use). But don't obsess over how OSX decides to divvy up your available memory.

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